During the course of globalization, commercial transport and tourism have increased sharply – and air traffic is likely to double over the next 20 years. Accordingly, the aviation industry is experiencing high growth rates and is one of the most research-intensive sectors of the German economy. Long development and production times and intensive use of capital are distinctive characteristics of the industry. There are also many statutory requirements to be met. For example, each individual component in the production process must be documented against the certified status.
Bevel and cylindrical gears used in airplanes must meet the highest quality standards in terms of pitch and concentricity (DIN 1–3) and must also perform rotational movements with absolute reliability. Other geometrical features such as surface finish, root geometry, rotational error, high strength, and low weight are just as important. Special materials which make extreme demands of tools and processes are also frequently used in the aviation industry. Klingelnberg provides just the right manufacturing solution for any application.